Upcoming Louisville ECD Dance Dates:


NEXT UP!!!


July 29,    Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

                  Note that this is a fifth Sunday!


August 12,    Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


August 26,    Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


September  9,   Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

                

September 30,  Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

                  Note that this is a fifth Sunday!


October 14,    Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


October 28,    Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


November 11,  Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


November 25,  Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


December  9,   Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


December 30,   Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

Watch this space - due to the proximity to New Year’s Eve we MIGHT take this day off


January 13, Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


January 27, Potluck and Dance with Keltricity.  Food at 2:00, Dancing at 3:00


Want to know more about English Country Dance?


HERE IS A NEW (TO ME) VIDEO explaining ECD to new dancers:

http://www.henryandjacqui.com/ECD/


Wikipedia’s description is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_country_dance


Traveling?  A list of ECD groups across the USA can be found at:

http://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/~winston/ecd/hotbeds.htmlx


A general source of dance information with links to ECD, ceilidh, and other dance information.

Be warned, once you go here you are at risk of losing a couple of hours.

https://www.webfeet.org/efolk/


Animations of lots of dances.

http://www.dancekaleidoscope.org.au/Dance.html


A set of videos showing how to do 22 formations:

 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL98115A77C0A52C39

     

Alan Winston’s ECD Mailing List (Discussion group) and links to more than you thought you wanted to know:

http://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/%7Ewinston/ecd.htmlx


English dance is slow and stately? Uhmmm, check out this video of the London Folk Dance display team:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIIOMCz0jFc

The next ECD Dance in Louisville will be :

A list of other dance groups in and around Louisville is on this page.

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https://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleECD/

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JASNA Festival Ball report:

The Friday night Crash Course FILLED St. Andrews with just the right mix of new and experienced dancers. Probably the largest Crash Course attendance we ever had.  We looked mostly at figures to be used in the Ball program.

The Grand Ball filled the Pendennis ballroom, again with a good mix of new and experienced dancers. The preceding dinner ran late, but those folks eventually joined the  “ball only” crowd and we had some tight quarters for many of the dances. 

Thanks to Keltricity for a night of great music. James Blair is my sound man of choice. He spent the entire afternoon getting the sound just right and I heard no complaints about “can’t hear you.”  Shout out to Bill Sumpter who helped carry sound equipment before and after. It would have been a lot harder job without his assistance.

Finally, thanks to everyone who came and danced!  We had an enthusiastic crowd, eager to dance well and that you did!

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August 11, 2018 - Frankfort, KY

The August Ball & Vintage Quilt Display with the Capital City Country Dance Orchestra, Tom Tumbusch of Cincinnati calling.

Flyer is available here

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September 8, 2018 - Corydon, IN

The Capitol Ball, An Evening of Period Dancing and Merriment

7PM, Harrison County YMCA

Music by Keltricity, Called by Don Corson

flyer: Flier_Corydon Capitol Ball_1.pdf

or here:

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September 28 - 30, 2018 - Chicagoland, IL

Harvest Moon Dance Weekend

Caller: Sharon Green

Music: Earl Gaddis, Debbie Jackson,  Jonathan Whitall Registration opens August 1

www.ChicagolandECD.org

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October 19 - 21, 2018 Berea, KY

Lexington Vintage Dancers present their annual Waltz Weekend with Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas. Registration opens August 1.

Lots of information on the Calendar page.

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October 20-21, 2018 - Columbus, OH

Bare Necessities ECD weekend with Bruce Hamilton

 http://www.columbusenglishcountrydance.org/CCDW/


See more information on the Calendar page.

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December 26 - Jan 1, 2018-19 Berea, KY

Christmas Country Dance School

The flyer is way too long to post on this site so take a look at their web site for full details.

https://www.berea.edu/ccds/

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From the CDSS The Country Dancer, March, 1951:

LOUISVILLE CENTER Hot Time in the Old Town

The last dance of the evening for the regular meeting, January 23, of the Louisville Country Dance Center was "The Fireman's Dance." The dancers enjoyed it so much they insisted on repeating it shouting "Fire, fire, fire," in the choruses. Eight hours later the dancers learned that the University of Louisville's Student Union Building, where they had danced, had burned to the ground during the night. "We later learned it was due to an explosion in the heating system," said Mrs. Phil Millet, secretary-treasurer of the group, "but you've no idea how we all felt for a while !" Thanks to comment on the incident in the press, many people knew of the Center's plight, and the dancers received a number of kind offers of meeting places.


Thanks to Peter Rogers for finding this.

And since you asked:

http://www.contrafusion.co.uk/Dances/EFDS4005-TheFiremansDance.html

Kathy and Don Corson

On the Web:WWW.LouisvilleECD.org

e-mail: Dancers@LouisvilleECD.org

or:

502   554  -  0701

Dancing at

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

2233 Woodbourne Avenue

Louisville, KY 40205

           The Human Body was designed to walk, run, or stop; it wasn’t built for coasting.” C Hightower

          

Life is not a journey of coasting to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well

     preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways thoroughly used up, totally worn out and proclaiming

                                                                                   WOW WHAT A RIDE!!!                         -Hunter S. Thompson, "Gonzo"


“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”   -Friedrich Nietzsche


...frequent disputes arose in the Ball Room, by different persons performing the Figure differently from others, and each persisting in his own opinion, and declaring his manner of performing the Figure to be correct.

- Thomas Wilson, The Complete System of English Country Dancing, 1815

http://regencydances.org/interpretation.php

Last update:  July 19, 1:00 AM

 


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